Wanaka teen wins silver

01:56, Jan 23 2013
Jessica Bailey
Wanaka teenager Jessica Bailey.

Wanaka whitewater kayaker Jessica Bailey, 17, won a silver medal at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney at the weekend.

Seventeen hundred athletes representing 30 countries competed in the five-day event in Sydney.

Bailey, 17, competed in the K1 slalom, a whitewater kayak event.

She was at selection races for the New Zealand junior kayak slalom team this week.

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